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Why Noam Chomsky is Dead Wrong About 911!
#993300">"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it!"--Georges Santayana, American Philosopher
"I mean even if it [US GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS] were true, which is extremely unlikely, who cares? I mean it doesn't have any significance." - Noam Chomsky
Noam, I care! And I care because the very document that created the United States --the US Constitution --tells us in precise and legal language that the American people are 'sovereign'. If the US government --the 'hired hands' whom we, the people, have tasked with the day to day job of governance --are in any way complicit in the attacks of 911, then the crimes of mass murder and high treason have been perpetrated against us! If 911 was an inside job, then we have no legitimate government! I call that 'significance'!
Noam, you have, in fact, said that the crime of 911 should not be investigated. If 911 should not be investigated then no crime should be investigated. If no crime should be investigated, then the rule of law means nothing. You have granted to Bush and other known criminals and terrorists arbitrary, illogical and illegal exceptions to the rule of law. The consequences are disastrous. The 'rule of law' applies to all or it applies to none!
If you disagree with this, please explain to the American people how the exceptions are justified and upon what dubious principle they are derived? Since when and upon what hypocritical standard are the crimes of mass murder and high treason ignored?
Since when are overt criminals given a pass? A 'two tiered' system of justice is an oxymoron! And THAT is highly significant! It think it highly significant that Noam Chomsky has not said that Bush and his administration were innocent of the crime of 911! His position as I understand it is that it just doesn't matter. If any murder matters, this one matters! If any MASS murder matters, this one matters. If the Reichstag Fire mattered, 911 matters. It matters even if Bush were innocent. Even more so if he is guilty.
911 does matter! This is not merely a philosophical issue, it's a legal one. If the 911 culprits are not investigated, charged, tried and sentenced, a horrible precedent will have been set. We will have sent 'government' a signal that says: "You are no longer responsible to the electorate and the people are no longer sovereign"! It follows inexorably and logically, that if the people are no long sovereign, then the rest of the US Constitution is made invalid. If the Constitution is 'invalid', then the United States government is illegitimate, the US is not a nation, no law is valid, no tax is just, no expenditure for public purposes is legal.
Noam, if your house were burgled or set fire to, it would matter to you to ensure that the culprits are caught and brought to justice. The people of the US have sustained more egregious offences against their persons. Some three thousand in New York were murdered. The memory of these people demand that the truth of 911 be known! It matters! Millions care! I care! And so should you!
With 911 every man, woman and child in the United States were denied the benefits of legitimate government! If Bush benefited in any way from 911, it matters whether or not he was complicit.#800000"> Following 911, the Bush administration set upon a campaign consisting of aggressive war abroad and the dismantling of legitimate government at home#800000"> #800000">--both made possible upon the 911 pretext. Who cares? The living relatives of some 1.5 million Iraqis.
The fact, remains, however, that Bush might never have consolidated his coalition against Saddam had he not made the untruthful claim that Saddam had WMD. Additionally, he could never have claimed Saddam had WMD had he not been 'positioned' by the events of 911...
We would hope that the 'survivors' will make a better world but will not, cannot if 911 remains a mystery, an unsolved crime of unspeakable evil and cruelty! If not, this will all be repeated as it has, in fact, been repeated throughout history.
Hat tip: Kenny's Sideshow